Definition of intemperance in English:


Syllabification: in·tem·per·ance
Pronunciation: /inˈtemp(ə)rəns


  • 1Lack of moderation or restraint: his occasional intemperance of tone
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    • Later reactions against the Canon were a recognition of the intemperance of behaviorism.
    • Rovers are expected to be clean minded, clean willed and able to control intemperance and lead morally upright lives.
    • Nature offers a healing medicine, and arrests the death which his intemperance has provoked.
  • 1.1Excessive indulgence, especially in alcohol.
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    • In short, her husband's intemperance caused her affliction.
    • Much early nineteenth-century discussion of female intemperance centered on the damage it did to family life.
    • An intemperate man has strong temptation to plead: he began with conviviality, and only arrives at solitary intemperance as the ultimate degradation.

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